The story of the sea turtle: TED-Ed animates this evolutionary miracle
Sea turtles. Is there anything cuter than them? If you ask me, the answer is definitely no. If you ask other TEDx staffers, the answer might be yes, but don’t trust them. Sea turtles are super cute.
But more than just cute, sea turtles are extremely fascinating. They are contemporaries of the dinosaurs (making almost any aquarium Jurassic Park), evolutionary superstars (in this case, slow and steady really did win the race), and total troopers (baby turtles have to make it past seabirds, crabs, raccoons, and a host of other roadblocks in their mad dash to reach the sea — and the trouble doesn’t stop there).
Sea turtles are a legitimate miracle, according to marine biologist/TEDxOrlando speaker Scott Gass. With so many obstacles to face on the road from birth to adulthood, it’s a wonder that these swimming dinosaurs carry on.
But they do, and you can learn how in this wonderful animation from Scott and TED-Ed, in which you can see the only thing cuter than baby sea turtles — ANIMATED BABY SEA TURTLES!